HAZWOPER: Safety Orientation
Course Length: 45 - 60 minutes
covering the essentials of safety orientation (HAZWOPER).
Hazardous materials and waste are part of many work
situations, and can be found on many types of job sites. OSHA feels that it is
so important for employees to know how to recognize these potentially dangerous
substances, as well as how to handle and dispose of them properly, they have
mandated that anyone working with these substances receive comprehensive
training in this area.
In 1976, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
issued the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to regulate the
handling of hazardous waste. Since then, other regulations have followed,
including OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.120, also known as HAZWOPER. As part of these
regulations, there are varying requirements for employee training, depending on
an employee's specific level of involvement with hazardous materials.
Orientation helps employees understand how to reduce or eliminate potential
exposure to hazardous materials in their work environments.
This training covers the following topics:
for working with hazardous materials
bad mental habits and complacency
at the right pace
to the limitations of personal protective equipment
information you need to work safely
Using a powerful combination of audio, full-motion video,
text, and colorful graphics, HAZWOPER:
Safety Orientation provides cost-effective, easy-to-use training. It's
divided into topic-based lessons so information is easily understood ... and